In the World youth Boxing championships, four Indian women advanced into the semi-finals in Kielce, Poland. All the four boxers have secured at least a bronze medal for the country.
Asian champion Vinka blanked her Colombian opponent Camilo Camela 5-0 in the 60kg category, while the 2019 Asian junior champion Alfiya Pathan 81 also won by the same margin against Hungarian boxer Reka Hoffmann.
Playing in the 57kg category, Poonam notched up an easy 5-0 win against Nazerke Serik of Kazakhstan to progress to the semifinals.
Gitika 48kg dominated her opponent Romania’s Elisabeth Ostan. However, another Indian woman in action Khushi 81kg lost her last-8 bout against Busra Isildar of Turkey.
In the men’s section, Manish (75kg) and Sumit (69kg) made their way into the quarter-finals in their respective categories with identical 5-0 victories against Jordan’s Abdallah Alaarag and Ladislav Horvath of Slovakia respectively in the pre-quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Akash Gorkha (60kg) and Vinit (81kg) couldn’t progress further as they suffered defeats in their respective last-16 bouts.